Associate Degree in Nursing
Nursing is a caring, healing, health profession that focuses on the patient’s well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
In this program, you will:
- Learn nursing fundamentals, human anatomy and physiology, psychology, and a holistic perspective of the human body.
- Develop the knowledge, attitudes, and the full range of nursing skills essential to the practice of professional nursing through active, participatory and culturally diverse learning in the classroom and in clinical settings.
- Become a critical thinker and problem-solver with an appreciation for the moral, ethical, and cultural dimensions of the issues you will confront daily in the health care system.
- Be eligible to take the licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN) upon successful completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing program.
The Michigan Board of Nursing may deny RN licensure to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Enrollment is limited for this program.
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.
Baker College of Allen Park has received initial approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. Baker College of Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Clinton Township, Flint, Owosso, and Muskegon have received full approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing. Baker College of Owosso is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commissions (NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; phone: (404) 975-5000; Web site: www.nlnac.org.
The Associate Degree in Nursing at Baker College of Auburn Hills was specifically designed as a ladder program for Licensed Practical Nurses who are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse.
This program is part of the Baker College Smart Degree Option.
- The average salary for Nursing Aides is $23,900. For Licensed Practical Nurses, the average is $38,900. For RNs, the average is about $62,400.
- Nursing is growing much faster than the average occupation. By 2016, employment of Registered Nurses is expected to grow 23 percent and, for Licensed Practical Nurses, growth should grow 14 percent.
- Most Nursing Aides and LPNs are generalists, who care for their patients in many different ways. They work in all areas of health care.
- Most RNs begin as staff Nurses in hospitals to gain experience. With good performance, they are promoted to higher level positions or move to other settings.
- Management-level nursing positions often require a graduate or an advanced degree in nursing or health services administration.